Thursday, June 16, 2011

Raw Day Sixteen

Today was smoothie day!  I made a huge batch of green smoothie, a very berry smoothie, and a "coffee mocha" almond milk smoothie!  I also had some miso soup, because I wanted something to "cleanse the palate". 

Surprisingly, I wasn't at all hungry, and even had energy to go to the gym!  I suppose it's really not that surprising, really--there were tonnes of nutrients in the variety of smoothies I made, and they're all redily-accessable thanks to being blended.

I'm reading "Raw Emotions" by Angela Stokes, an ebook about our relationship with food.  It's from the perspective of the raw food lifestyle (those wanting to live it), but it can be applied to any healthy lifestyle.  It's been really interesting so far!  I wasn't sure at first if I was going to get anything out of it--I'm not really a salf-help book kind of person.  But when I started reading it, I realized that it's not self-help in the way that I thought it would be.  It's more like pointing me in the right direction, and helping me to discover in myself why I have such a fascination with junky food.  I don't even really like the taste anymore, and I can taste the grease in chocolate bars, etc.  So it's not that my body or taste buds desire these things--it's my mind.  Which I've known for a while, but WHY is the question which has eluded me. 

I'm reading it slowly, digesting things (sorry for the pun!), and I feel a paradigm shift in the way I'm thinking already.  Eventually what I want, among other things, is to think of food as lovely and healthy, not as good or bad, or that I "should" have this or "shouldn't" have that.  I want to automatically live my healthy lifestyle, with mostly healthy foods, and no longer struggle.  Just live, you know?